Post Date: April 10th, 2018

Your resume is too generic

I see this often. People see a phrase written in someone else’s resume or LinkedIn profile and they try to copy it. Slowly, but surely the message is lost and they wind up with something that looks like this:  (I found this online recently; apologies if this belongs to you. Below I offer a suggestion […]

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Post Date: December 18th, 2017

Your Resume. How it’s made.

A week. It takes me a week to write a robust resume tailored to you. Every client project I take on takes 40 hours of my attention to complete. Let me tell you why… What is taking so long? Before we begin working together, I have my work cut out for me. Nobody knows you […]

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Post Date: May 27th, 2017

Take 15 minutes this weekend and improve your resume

  It is a busy time of year at ProMotion Career Solutions. We are seeing more and more resumes in need of our expertise. Here are a few missed opportunities we have noticed in some of the resumes sent our way. These simple tips may help you with one of your upcoming applications. 1. Don’t […]

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Post Date: June 21st, 2013

Can you just have a quick look at my resume?

No less than three times a week someone will ask me to have a “quick look” at their resume or Linkedin profile.* This week a family member asked me to do just that. After a quick glance at his resume, I was reminded that he, like so many others missed a few important steps. I […]

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Post Date: May 24th, 2013

Thinking you are a shoe-in may get you booted

A few weeks ago, I sat on a hiring committee as part of a selection board responsible for hiring two candidates to fill two positions. My first impressions of the candidate’s résumés left me wondering when the candidates had last updated their résumés. This got me thinking… What is it about our résumés that make […]

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Post Date: October 5th, 2012

Resume Writers’ Insider Tip: Give the People What They Want

Resume Writers’ Insider Tip: Applying to Jobs is Hard Work. There was a very interesting post that came out last week entitled “50 JOB SEARCH TIPS FROM RECRUITERS” and it did just what the title inferred. It was informative and helpful. After sharing the post with my twitter followers, I was inspired to write this […]

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Post Date: June 22nd, 2012

You want me to write something….about you?!

Last week I wrote about the topic of asking and receiving linkedin recommendations. So what happens when you’re the recipient of a request? If you’re like me, it’s not that you don’t want to write a recommendation, rather – that it is a time consuming exercise.  Finding the right words can be tough – even for […]

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Post Date: June 15th, 2012

Asking and Receiving – a Linkedin Love Story

Before you start typing; first, please do yourself a favour and delete the template that Linkedin has graciously provided in the recommendation section. There isn’t anything wrong with the wording in the template. It is just, if you use it, it demonstrates that you have given little to no thought in asking the person to […]

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